Etymology
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creative (adj.)

1670s, "having the quality or function of creating," from create + -ive. Of literature and art, "imaginative," from 1816, in Wordsworth. Creative writing is attested by 1848. Related: Creatively.

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Definitions of creative

creative (adj.)
having the ability or power to create;
a creative imagination
Synonyms: originative
creative (adj.)
promoting construction or creation;
creative work
From wordnet.princeton.edu